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“Making India Hunger Free: Role of Institutions and Innovations”

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
ACES Office of International Programs and AgReach
Location
Heritage Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana
Date
Apr 2, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Registration
Registration Required
Contact
Leslie Myrick
E-Mail
lsweet@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-2295
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Originating Calendar
ACES Office of International Programs Lectures

Note this presentation is part of the Fifth Annual International Food Security Symposium. If you plan to attend this lunchtime talk, please use the link above to register for the symposium and indicate you will attend this event. Space is limited and registration is required. 

 

India’s population will soon be larger than China’s, economic growth is averaging 7 to 8 percent, and cities are expanding rapidly. Growing food, feed, and fiber needs are increasing pressure on India’s agriculture.

With limited land and falling water tables, can India produce enough food for her population or will the country become a major importer of food? What agricultural policies has India been following? And what have been their impacts, especially on poverty, malnutrition, and farmers’ incomes?

A tectonic shift in food and agricultural policies is overdue if India is to remain a competitive producer of agricultural goods, improve the livelihoods of India’s small farmers, and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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